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This Expectant Blogger Just Got Real About What Pregnancy Really Looks Like

After a glam photo caused a stir, this mama-to-be posted an honest follow-up that's a must-see.

I was pregnant with both of my kids during the long, hot summer months, and a stretchy black tank top was pretty much my go-to. Forget all the pretty floral tops in soft pinks and pale yellows I had bought back in the wistful, romantic days of my first trimester—they all made me feel HUGE. But there was something about those dark stretchy tanks that did wonders for my swollen bod and made me feel amazing.

Expectant blogger Sophie Cachia—who goes by the name The Young Mummy and is currently preggers with baby #2!—has also caught on to this trick and recently took it one step further by swathing her big, beautiful belly in a slinky black bodycon dress. Check out this photo she posted to Instagram

She looks amazing, right?

But then the next day, Sophie shared another photo that revealed what this 26-year-old pregnant mama really looks like:

I feel like I deceived you all. I uploaded a photo of me looking pretty darn glamorous. And although I like that photo of myself, and I did put in effort to go out in the city looking 'nice' that day to perk myself up a bit - I feel like a lot of you misinterpreted me as a person. You see, there were a lot.. and I mean ALOT of comments... saying "wow you looking AMAZING" and "how do you look so good😍" But the ones that really didn't sit well with me were the "I wish I could look like you when pregnant 😩" NOW LADIEZ LISTEN UP! I'd had a spray tan, one that's now manky. My hair was curled, it's now sweat-infested in a knotty bun. I had applied my 'glam' makeup look that takes 30mins and I had big sunnies covering half my face. I also SOMEHOW looked thinner, especially than how I feel, but I think it was just the angles and #instahubby worked some magic that day by nailing it with the first pic. Now whilst I am only 26 and proud of the fact I sometimes make a lot of effort in my presentation, I do things like tan, makeup, hair etc quite regularly... THAT IS NOT ME EVERYDAY!!!! I can ASSURE you that 5/7 days a week, THIS IS ME 👆🏻 I'm a 33 week pregnant extremely uncomfortable woman, one with furry teeth, I have a bikini line that I haven't seen for over a month assumably in desperate need of a good wax and owner to a smell of sweat that I can't quite figure out where it's coming from. This is me in all my swollen-cankles glory. This is me doing my third load of washing wearing a bathers top & undies around the house because who needs clothes inside when you're pregnant. This is what Jaryd deals with on a daily basis and is somehow still trying to bang me every single day. Please don't say 'I wish I looked like you' because whilst I should take that as a compliment and I am grateful for your kindness, every person's body is different, everyone's pregnancy is different, and the LAST thing I ever want to seem like I am is the person who makes everything look OK all the time. We all know that's bullshit, true? 👉🏻EDIT: Me glammed up and going out is still "real". It's still the person I love being and the person that I am... I'm just saying that's not me everyday.

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"I feel like I deceived you all," she explained in the caption. "I uploaded a photo of me looking pretty darn glamorous. And although I like that photo of myself, I did put in effort to go out in the city looking 'nice' that day to perk myself up a bit... I'd had a spray tan... My hair was curled, it's now sweat-infested in a knotty bun. I had applied my 'glam' makeup look that takes 30 mins and I had big sunnies covering half my face. I also SOMEHOW looked thinner, especially than how I feel, but I think it was just the angles."

Can't believe everything you see on social media, right?

"I'm a 33 week pregnant extremely uncomfortable woman," she continued. "One with furry teeth, I have a bikini line that I haven't seen for over a month assumably in desperate need of a good wax and owner to a smell of sweat that I can't quite figure out where it's coming from. This is me in all my swollen-cankles glory. This is me doing my third load of washing wearing a bathers top & undies around the house because who needs clothes inside when you're pregnant. Please don't say 'I wish I looked like you' because whilst I should take that as a compliment and I am grateful for your kindness, every person's body is different, everyone's pregnancy is different, and the LAST thing I ever want to seem like I am is the person who makes everything look OK all the time. We all know that's bullsh*t, true?"

SO true...and how refreshing is her honesty? Still, we see a beautiful pregnant woman in BOTH of these posts...don't you?

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on Twitter at @holleewoodworld.